CANNES, FRANCE: April 4, 2011
The Parish Association of Archangel Michael Church Convenes
On March 23, 2011, the Parish Association of Archangel Michael Church in Cannes, France, held a meeting. On the eve of the gathering, the feast day of the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste, Protopriest Michael Boikov celebrated Pre-Sanctified Liturgy together with Deacon Anthony Odaisky. Also at the serves were Protopriest Leonid Kalinin, Protopriest Serafim Gan, Senior Priest Maksim Massalitine and numerous parishioners.
The following morning, the Association members convened: Protopriest Michael Boikov, personal Representative of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia; Archimandrite Ieronim (Shurigin); Hegumen Vasily (Pasquiet); Protopriest Serafim Gan; Protopriest Peter Holodny; Fr Maksim, the Senior Priest of Archangel Michael Church; as well as the Association members Andrei Beliuchenko; Igor Protsenko; Maxim Khrabrykh and Valery Shevchuk, the Association President. Also invited to participate were Fr Leonid, Rector of Holy Hieromartyr Kliment of Rome Church in Zamoskvorechie, Russia; Priest Jean Gautier of Archangel Michael Church; Elena Andreeva-Delmas, member of the Administrative Council of the Association; Jean Senechal; Liudmila Bondarenko; Association member Vera Massalitine, and Association Secretary Boris Gavrilenko.
Matters pertaining to the salvific mission of the parish and administrative questions were discussed. One of the main matters was the restoration of the church, which continues at the expense of the Association members themselves.
The Association Council decided to convene a general assembly of the parish in early June, which Metropolitan Hilarion is expected to attend.
Fr Serafim then congratulated the Association President Valery Shevchuk on behalf of Metropolitan Hilarion and gave him an icon of Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian.